'Michael Jackson ONE' is a theatrical thrill
The pairing of Cirque Du Soleil and Michael Jackson has produced one of the more exciting shows on the Strip. Debuting in 2013 and directed by Jamie King, the music visionary who has directed tours for pop superstars Britney Spears and Madonna, Michael Jackson ONE aims to capture the spirit and excitement of The King of Pop's music.
With characters representing agility, playfulness, courage and love, the protagonists journey through a series of adventures all set to the incredible catalogue of music MJ left behind. "Smooth Criminal" pays homage to the original music video with zoot suit-adorned dancers and acrobats defying the laws of gravity and somehow maintaining their vertical bases as they lean to the point of tipping over.
"Thriller" brings the wow factor to the audience as ghouls and demons pop up from beneath their graves, re-create some of Jackson's most famous dance moves, literally bounce off the walls and then fly over mesmerized crowd members' heads.
With more than 550 lighting fixtures, nearly 300 LED fixtures and an LED wall that is 30 feet high and 40 feet wide, the show is sensory overload in an impressive way. The King of Pop and Cirque du Soleil present one heck of a mashup evening.
Mandalay Bay, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Sun.-Mon. & Thurs.-Sat., additional 7 & 9:30 p.m. show Nov. 27, starting at $69 plus tax and fee. 702.632.7580